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I’m a visual brand strategist and web designer over at Penguin Designing; and photographer at I & L Photography and Atelier21 Co. I create purposeful brands for creative business owners to help them connect with their dream clients.
I didn't have a system in place for how to deal with my graphic design clients. I was so immersed in my photography business, that I needed a process that would make sense with my graphic design business.
I went from charging $250 when I started, to $1,499 for my base brand development package in 5 months and now my go-to package is $2799 for creating just the website. Which is fancy numbers for: I am making a living, I am actually paying the bills while still having time to enjoy my life, and yes, design is my full-time job. Do I want to get better? Of course, always! And I am right on track.
You offered so much more than guidance, you also educated me in many aspects of my business, plus even technical things on Illustrator, and continued to expand into the website design, and because of that, I was able to open my offerings and give a better and now holistic approach to my clients' brand developments.
Everything. The process, keeping your process clean and efficient (yes you can tweak it for the particular work you do) but having a set process to keep you from working harder, making it smarter.
If I had to pick one part of my business that is nailed down to a T, is my design process.
Do it. Ask yourself if you want to wing it. Would you? No, right? If you want to be professional, show your best work, make the relationship and work between you and your client the best it can be. If you want to get working smarter and not harder, this is an amazing course. It has so much value attached to it!
I refer back to this course every now and then, and Christine is always adding new things. Just think how back you want to feel in control of your design process, and do it.